by Apparel Resources News-Desk
03-May-2019 | 3 mins read
On Point manufacturing, a US-based leader in on-demand personalized apparel manufacturing has been honoured with the 2019 Alabama manufacturer of the year award. The company was recognized for their innovation in advancement of computer directed manufacturing (CDM).
The announcement came during the annual ceremony, held recently by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network at Alabama Activity Center in Montgomery, Alabama (USA).
The event aimed on to recognize manufacturers from across the state who exhibit excellence in leadership, performance, profitability and workforce relation. Judges, evaluated the manufacturers based on demonstrations of superior performance in customer focus, employee commitment, operating excellence, profitable growth and investment in training and retraining.
“All of us at OnPoint Manufacturing are incredibly honored to be the recipient of the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year award. This award not only reflects the values and dedication of our team members but the unwavering support of the Florence community. The city welcomed us with open arms four years ago, and we are proud to bring this award home.” – Kirby Best, Chairman of OnPoint Manufacturing
On Point manufacturing, encouraged by the widely acceptance of on-demand manufacturing and mass customization in other industries, opened its factory headquarters in Florence, Alabama in 2014. The company automates and integrates the entire apparel manufacturing process from order entry through delivery. The garment produced in any quantity on demand, further results in reduced inventory costs and streamlined supply chain activity.
Moreover, OnPoint in collaboration with PAAT Intl, works on developing revolutionary technologies like inter-software communication solution for the apparel industry. In an exclusive interview in 2018 with Apparel Resources, Kirby Best told that PAAT is working on the development of the software necessary to drive the automatic ingestion of the metadata (graded patterns, order of operations, orders, etc.) into automated factories or machines and this will greatly enhance the whole on-demand process.
“For an apparel manufacturer to be awarded this honor in a state often referred to as the ‘Southern Silicon Valley’ is truly significant. We’re proud to be recognized for our accomplishments in the apparel industry, an industry that is not necessarily associated with the state, like aerospace, aviation and automotive have become. Florence, Alabama was once the T-shirt capital of the world, and now it is the center of software and manufacturing innovation in the garment industry.” – Kirby Best, Chairman of OnPoint Manufacturing
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